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  • new storyMarine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:19 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The U.S. Marine who died during a helicopter accident at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain, officials said Friday.

  • new storyJudge approves $90M settlement for ex-Boeing workers 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:13 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Boeing will pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit filed by former Boeing workers over retirement and medical benefits after the sale of the company's Wichita operations.

  • new storyAretha Franklin blocks screening of documentary at festival 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:11 pm

    DENVER - A federal judge is preventing The Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert without the singer's consent.

  • new storyFeds auditing nearly $20M in grants to Lower Brule tribe 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:10 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Federal auditors are examining nearly $20 million in grants to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in response to a human rights organization's report this year alleging financial mismanagement in the tribal government that already has been the subject of another federal investigation.

  • new storyJudge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:09 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide.

  • new storyBaton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:08 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Commitments to seek funding for commuter rail service linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between marked a Friday forum in which questioners from area business development groups sought answers on infrastructure and the state's annual fiscal mess.

  • new storyLawsuit: Montana dam transfer to tribes is security risk story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:07 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil to blow up the dam or other targets.

  • new storyLawmakers cited for making out pay fines but dispute report 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:07 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The two Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" in a car at a regional park said they paid their fines Friday and would not file a complaint with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, but stood by their contention that the park ranger's account was wrong.

  • new storyPats coach Belichick on having Brady back: 'He never left' story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:04 pm

    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's focused on his next opponent. But he doesn't feel like he's got a new edge with star quarterback Tom Brady able to play in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • new storyIndiana police fatally shoot suspect in French Lick 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:04 pm

    FRENCH LICK, Indiana - Indiana State Police say officers in southern Indiana have fatally shot a man who approached them with a metal pipe and disregarded orders to drop the weapon.

  • new storyOklahoma leaders bracing for another steep budget shortfall 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:02 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - With oil prices hovering below $50 a barrel and an income tax cut scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, Oklahoma's already bleak budget outlook for the upcoming fiscal year is likely to take a turn for the worse.

  • new storyRuling: More Nevada workers eligible for higher minimum wage 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:59 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A Carson City judge's recent decision about Nevada's two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for the higher $8.25 per hour rate, rather than the $7.25 allowed if the employer provides health insurance.

  • new storyJudge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate' story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:57 pm

    NEW YORK - A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the "Deflategate" scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game?

  • new storyRefugees in Hungary start moving west on foot; buses offered story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:56 pm

    BICSKE, Hungary - Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after long treks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, broke away from Hungarian police on Friday and headed on foot for Western Europe. In a surprise nighttime announcement, Hungary's government said it would send buses to take them to the border with Austria.

  • new storyT-shirt firm's design draws complaints from Native Americans 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:53 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - An online Nebraska T-shirt company known for its witty designs with local flair is drawing criticism for a design accused of promoting stereotypes about Native Americans.

  • new storyMcGinty getting backing from top Pittsburgh-area Democrats 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:40 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Katie McGinty's campaign says she'll have the backing of top Pittsburgh-area Democrats in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

  • new storyRepublicans revise fetal tissue bill to allow some research 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:37 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans working on a bill that would prohibit research using tissue from aborted fetuses announced Friday they've amended the measure to allow some experiments but University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists say the move doesn't go nearly far enough to protect their work.

  • new storyAppeals court rejects suit by teacher fired over blog 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:35 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired for writing derisively about students on her blog, calling them "disengaged, lazy whiners" and "disobedient, disrespectful oafs," can't invoke free speech in suing to get her job back, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • new storyTransgender student's bid to again use boys restrooms denied 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:34 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - A federal judge has denied a bid by a transgender teenager to resume using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.

  • new story'White Boy Rick' drug trafficker likely to get new sentence story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:32 pm

    DETROIT - A major Detroit-area drug trafficker known as "White Boy Rick" could soon be released from prison following nearly 30 years behind bars, after a judge on Friday ordered a resentencing hearing.

  • new story2 ex-sheriff's worker sentenced on bribery, drug charges 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:25 pm

    GAINESVILLE, Georgia - Federal prosecutors say two former sheriff's office workers in Georgia have been sentenced to prison on bribery and drug charges.

  • new storyIndiana veterans returning home face dearth of services 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:23 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans' services that is already stretched thin.

  • new storyMartinez: Trump's criticism of Bush's Spanish a distraction 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:20 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's criticism of rival Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish is a distraction.

  • new storyAttorney general responds to lawmaker questions on abortion 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:19 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says since Iowa has no laws governing the transfer of fetal tissue his office has no authority to investigate abortion providers about the practice of donating tissue for research.

  • new storyCardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.